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Arcadian Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   85 Musselburgh Rise | Sunshine, Dunedin 9013, New Zealand
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Ranked #25 of 54 hotels in Dunedin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014
Karen B Clunes, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Clunes, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and myself traveled around New Zealand and found the Arcadian the cleanest of all motels we stayed at, Lauren was very helpful and friendly, also close to the city centre. The chairs in the rooms were very comfy, I wish we could have stayed longer. It was wonderful to stay in a motel that was so clean and... More

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Algoma, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Our room was in the large old home on the property. The room was large with a sitting area and a comfortable bed. There was a fridge but no kitchen (we knew this when we booked it). It is very close to the road out to the Otago Peninsula which was our main destination in the area. The helpful staff... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
60 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed in the Rose room in the main house which was clean and comfortable. Lovely big bed! On a main road but little or no traffic overnight. Bathroom was small but functional and clean. Need to drive if going into town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Stayed 1 night at the motel. Staff is very helpful, furnishing is old but there's everything you need. It is a long way from town. We took a bus tour of the city - excellent! Next time will try to stay closer to town as Dunedin is fantastic.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It's hard with 4 kids too find places to stay but this placed filled the bill really well. Although tired decor it was great for the family and close to town and peninsular. Fairly quiet location and was nice to drive down to the beach and go for a walk. I would return again with family, but if you are... More

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Union Bridge, Maryland
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We picked place from the AA book, we were walk-up. We did called ahead. Nice place, friendly hosts, The are a little old style. The shower did not have anyplace to place a bar soap, limited space for toiletries. The bed was good, quite location. Full kitchen.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Stayed in their room with nice big king bed which is attached to the main house but very seperate. Clean, nice big TV, comfy bed. Recommend when need to stay in Dunedin, esp if going to the Edgar centre. Fridge in room and basic kitchen stuff. Great value for money. Just a short drive to supermarkets etc....

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We enjoyed staying here as it was a great location to go into the city or to the Penninsula. A Supermarket was not far away and there were a few food outlets just up the road. Units were very adequate for our needs and the host was very friendly and helpful. Value for money.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for the first time and had the villa (R). Very nice room, king bed and room had a lot of character. Owners were very friendly and helpful. The owner even gave my wife a drive to the curling stadium. Will certainly stay here again. Price was great value for dollar. Thank you

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Wanaka, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I travelled to Dunedin to attend a hospital appointment, but had to bring my large dog with me, and so I was very happy to find the Arcadian Motel, where I was allowed to bring my dog into the room and not leave her in the car overnight (in winter)! The room was larger than I expected, clean and comfy.... More

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Address: 85 Musselburgh Rise | Sunshine, Dunedin 9013, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arcadian Motel 3*
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Our motel is situated in a quiet suburban location, only minutes from the centre of Dunedin but on the route to the Otago Peninsula. We have a range of units of varying sizes suitable for individuals, couples, families or groups. We enjoy advising travellers of the many attractions Dunedin has to offer. See our web page for further details. ... more   less 
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